Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Las Venteritas Group received a loan from Rialto High School to buy cooking supplies to make traditional dinners.$1,150 to goLend Now
Shamili's Group received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to buy best-selling items like bars of soap, bread, groceries, packets of matchboxes, candles, kerosene and cans of cooking oil for sale.$875 to goLend Now
Wilson received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to start and grow his money transfer business in Malawi.$700 to goLend Now
Fatubijaunun Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy more ingredients such as seasoning, rice, eggs and noodles.
Ximena Gabriela received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy a telephone cabinet for her store to offer this service and expand her store.
Christabel received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to start a money transfer business in her community, focusing on helping orphans and the disabled.0% repaid
Women Do Business Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase goods to expand her store.
Shumaila received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase vegetables for her husband's business.0% repaid
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